Do Empaths Have Mediumistic Abilities?

pschic development imageBecause Empaths are an intuitive bunch it can arouse the question whether they also have psychic and mediumistic abilities.

Being mediumistic is not an attribute that falls under the ‘traits of an Empath’, but that is not to say they cannot have the gift.

Some Empaths have mediumistic abilities and some mediums have Empathic abilities. But whether you were born with mediumistic abilities or not, it is a gift that can be developed.

If it is something you are drawn to, and want to develop, most can work towards becoming gifted mediums. Empaths are highly intuitive and are aligned to most things of a metaphysical nature.

They often experience a strong pull towards mediumship in the ‘early days’ of awakening. However, it is not a subject one should take lightly and finding a good teacher is essential. The teacher has to know and understand all about the traits and sensitivities of an Empath. Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Your Spirit Soar

dove-wallpaper-13After I wrote the post, ‘Surviving Christmas’, I decided I wanted try to put myself in the frame of mind where I could align with the more positive aspect of Christmas, without getting involved in the commercial side, and hopefully make December a much more enjoyable month.

Although I have not been keen on the festive season these past years, I still enjoyed a good Christmas film. I realize that some may see them as being cheesy or fake, but I find there is something magical and uplifting about Christmas films. For some reason, I feel emotionally uplifted and motivated to be a better person after watching one.

It was after watching the film, Scrooged with Bill Murray, earlier in the month that I questioned as to why I like the films, but don’t care much for the season. And then it came to me, Xmas films are never about the stress, the debt or overindulgence that Christmas creates, but about doing good for others, forgiveness, turning one’s life around or finding love. So, with this in mind I had a little think about how I could reclaim my Christmas spirit without following ‘standard protocol’ and this is what I came up with:

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Incredible & Essential Benefits of Meditation for The Empath

chibi_buddha_144332For an Empath, learning to control the mind is prerequisite to a happy, healthy life. It is after all the thoughts that create your outlook on reality.

As thoughts and feelings are interconnected, the way you think about anything is how you feel about it.

Your thoughts are catalyst to building feelings of anger, fear or sadness, etc. Yet, what some don’t realise is you have a choice over your thoughts, but only when you are in control of them.

A busy mind has one thought after another flowing through.

It is said that the average person has about 35 thoughts a minute.

Thoughts keep you up at night and wake you in the morning. They take over your mind when driving (how often have you got somewhere without remembering the journey?) and distract you from life.

Being able to still the mind may take time and effort, but in doing so, you ignite your inner-power as an Empath!

By meditating, it does not mean you will never have thoughts again. You simply gain control over the thoughts you chose to indulge. This ultimately prevents those thoughts which create painful emotions. Which is especially beneficial to the Empath, who soaks up other people’s thoughts and emotions like a sponge.

There are many types of meditation to try, and they don’t all involve sitting on the floor in the lotus position. There is a type to suit the person: chanting, breath-work, visualisation, trance, etc.

You don’t have to stay in doors either. You can do a walking meditation where you externalise your awareness and focus on everything around you. e.g.: your feet on the grass as you walk or the trees and clouds in the sky above you.

When practised with awareness, yoga is a moving meditation which unites body, mind and spirit and is a good option for those who do not like to sit still.

Unlike in relaxation, you don’t want to fall asleep in meditation. This is the time to control a busy mind; if you fall asleep, you lose that opportunity.

When you first sit down to meditate, you will find the world and his wife have taken up residence in your mind, all fighting to say their bit. And your ego will put up a fight to stay in control.

This is entirely normal, albeit somewhat frustrating. And, just like turbulence on a plane, when you push through you eventually climb above it… then, all becomes calm, smooth and serene.

A regular meditation practise is essential if you want to reap the full benefits because, as with anything in life, good things don’t happen overnight. Great things take time to develop.

Not only is meditation a must for gaining control of the mind it is another doorway towards balancing the chakras (Read here how unbalanced chakras destroys the Empath). It is anti-ageing, de-stressing to the body, and an incredible aid to sleep, especially when done in darkness.

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Meditating in darkness is a precursor to the release of melatonin.

What Does Melatonin Do?

Melatonin is known as the anti-ageing hormone and is produced by the pineal gland (area of third eye) in the darkness. It is a naturally occurring hormone that regulates the sleep cycle.

It is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and helps prevent, and treat, many illnesses including cancer.

Those suffering insomnia or with mild sleeping difficulties are thought to have a melatonin deficiency.

The immune system does most of its work at night and is believed to be interlinked with the production of melatonin. When melatonin levels are suppressed, illness  occurs.

As we age melatonin production decreases. Scientists believe this reduction is interrelated to ageing and age-related disorders.

To produce more melatonin you need spend more time in complete darkness. However, these days there is so much light pollution that sleeping in darkness is not so easy to do anymore.

Because of the street lights, even with the curtains closed, your bedrooms tend to stay on the light side. This hinders the production of melatonin and leads to a less than restful night’s sleep.

Studies have shown that meditation, done in complete darkness, before bedtime increases production of melatonin and produces enough to last the night. This can be further aided by focusing on the third-eye (centre of forehead) during meditation, which in turn stimulates the pineal gland (melatonin producer) and allows the body to be filled with melatonin.

To begin a meditation practise, it is best to plan a set time every day. Perhaps start with ten minutes and build to twenty or thirty.

Having no distractions is important. If you think someone will walk in and disturb you, that’s all you’ll think about when you’re supposed to be meditating.

If there is a lot of external noise, pop some earphones in and play some gentle music, or listen to a guided meditation… It’s all good…

Hope this helps on your Empath journey.

Until next time…

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Navigating Psychic Attack: A Guide for The Empath

There are many forms of psychic attack. For the purpose of this post I’m referring to the type which is sent, from one person to another, through dark thought forms.

It is difficult to discern between the emotions our thoughts create, by pondering a stressful subject, to those we experience through psychic attack, and this is why many Empaths are unaware they are on the receiving end of malicious contemplations. 

Most people do not experience the dark thoughts of others. This is not the case for the Empaths. If another is having undesirable thoughts about them, it can turn into full-blown psychic attack.

We are in the midst of some challenging times which are bringing many insecurities, and hidden issues, to the surface within humans. Instead of facing them, many are projecting the discomfort they feel onto others by blame.

Those who choose not to deal with  their inner-conflicts tend to vibrate at a low-frequency and their energy becomes toxic to the Empath. Because they find it difficult to be around those who are experiencing deep negative issues the Empath may need to disconnect, or stop spending time around them, which often causes bitter resentments to form.

Generally, a psychic attack comes from family members, not necessarily blood related, friends who are close or once used to be, work colleagues or those the Empath has disconnected from. As already mentioned, most do not pick up on the dark brooding thoughts others have about them (everyone thinks badly of others at some point), but being so Sensitive, to all energy, the Empaths do.

How can you tell when being attacked?

When under psychic attack the tell-tale signs are repeating negative thought patterns surrounding one person. For example: a certain friend (the one thinking and thus sending bad thoughts) will repeatedly pop into your mind, along with negatively charged feelings, throughout the course of the day or days.

You may wake up thinking angry thoughts towards this person, when you have had no recent contact with them or reason to be feeling angry with them. And you will somehow manage to link the negatively charged feelings to a past situation and, therefore, falsely believe you are responsible for creating the angry thoughts.

When under attack, the one thinking/sending the dark thoughts does not necessarily know you are on the receiving end of their menacing musings. Instead of taking responsibility and finding the true cause for their troubles, they lash out and project blame onto others for their unhappiness, through their thoughts. (You will probably not be the only one the thoughts are directed at, but you will probably be the only one feeling them.)

What should you do when you sense a psychic attack?

You have to nip it in the bud straight away and this means not indulging the dark thoughts or emotions you are experiencing. Which has to be said, is not easy to do. By engaging their thoughts you become part of the problem.

The Empath has the power to project angry thoughts back to the source without realising, and in doing so, unintentionally open a two-way psychic battleground with angry thoughts flying back and forth. It can go on for days. And in these cases, the Empath always comes off worse.

More than any other, Empaths have to be cautious of what they project out into the world in the way of gloomy, angry or irrational thought forms. What goes out has the tendency to come back amplified. (The positive flip side to this is the return of projecting positive, happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world).

You may have noticed your moods are projected onto others. If feeling happy you lift others up, if sad you see it wash over those in your presence. Even your tiredness, and stumbling over words, is projected to another. So yes, Empaths take on negative, energetic vibrations from others, but they can also powerfully, project them back out.

How do we stop engaging dark thoughts?

The easiest way is to do this is distract yourself the moment you notice any dark thought forms. Especially if they repeatedly go back to the same person. You may have already discovered your own way to do this but making noise in your head can really help: singing, humming, chanting etc. Just like plugging in your ears and singing loudly blocks out external sounds, I’ve found this helps with outside thoughts too. You could also try exercise or get creative.

How can we protect ourselves from psychic attack?

Build up a strong energy-field (click here, here or here for more info).

Being weak, physically or mentally, automatically weakens your energy-field (aura). Your energy-field is your ‘invisible’ shield which protects you from outside ‘invisible’ influences, such as negative thoughts and emotions.

Suppressed emotions, poor diet, lack of exercise, a busy head, illness and emotional pain all contribute to weakening of the energetic body. If you suspect you have been on the receiving end of psychic attack it is a good time to tune into your IGS and reevaluate your lifestyle. By strengthening the body and mind  (see here for more) it will in turn strengthen your energy-field and thus help ward off psychic attack or negative energy.

Hope this helps on your Empath journey.

Until next time.

Diane

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Discover Your Empath Internal Guidance

In recent times, it seems each passing day brings a new challenge for the Empath.

Many are finding it harder than ever to find balance, as one obstacle after another is thrown on their path.

But one way an Empath can better deal with the many ups and downs  of Empath life is by tuning into their Internal Guidance System

Your Internal Guidance Systems(IGS) helps you navigate the hilly terrain of Empath life. It is driven by your soul and is heard in the quiet, guiding voice that whispers to you when you’re troubled. It is sensed in your strong gut-sensations, that warns you of trouble. And when you listen, your IGS will guide you seamlessly through life.

When you are in tune with your IGS, Empath life becomes smoother sailing and filled with joy. Your intuition then guides you towards your dream life, and away from danger and the types of energy that bring you down.

The downside to an Empath’s guidance system is it can easily be manipulated by external energy or by internal chemical imbalances (caused by chakra or endocrine imbalance) . In particular, anything that lowers your energetic vibration, such as low-level energy, a poor diet, chemicals or stimulants, will affect the clarity of the IGSs messages.

To use and fully trust your IGS, it helps to have a quiet mind and a balanced body.

If your body has been screaming at you, with negative reactions, it is letting you know it is time to let go of anything that does not promote a higher vibration, and to start making necessary changes to your life

I mentioned in my last post that sensitivities are on the increase for many people (and not just the Empaths) in the form of allergies, intolerances and negative emotional responses. The depression, anxiety and painful emotions many are currently experiencing are also part of the inner-calling.

For years, many Awakened people have endured varying ascension symptoms, that come and go without any distinguishing triggers, but now things are different.  The reactions are becoming more intrusive, both physically and mentally, being caused by an imbalance in either the body, mind or spirit, and are a direct message from the IGS.

Most people, Empaths included, tend to focus on the development  of either their spiritual or physical self. They may pray, meditate or chant, for hours each day, and spend every waking moment wondering how they could serve others, but do no exercise, smoke twenty cigarettes a day and eat nothing but processed food. Or they may go to the other extreme of exercising two to three hours a day and are fastidious about what they eat, but have no ethical or spiritual practice.

If you are to find complete balance and harmony, and have full access to your IGS, you need to have the mind, body and spirit in unison.

The body is home to your spirit, or soul, which is your true eternal-self. The soul carries all your life experiences and knowledge and is the only thing we get to take with us when we leave this body. Generally, when you have found balance in your body and mind, and strive to live an honest life, your soul is at peace. Ignore its promptings, however, and life becomes more and more difficult.

If you read any or my posts you may have noticed I am a massive advocate for taking self-responsibility. It is my belief that if we want to see change we have to make change.

 

We all have teachers who plant seeds of knowledge and offer us clues about which direction we should be going but it is up to each of us to do it for ourselves, and to decide what is or isn’t right for us.

If you want to move forward in life and follow your destined path, you and your IGS are the only ones who know how to make it happen.

It is easy to become dependant on another’s teachings or words of wisdom. But everyone is as individual as a snowflake and your life journey should be a reflection of this. You may have access to a wealth of information outside of yourself but the real answers lie within. You hold the key to your own happiness and freedom but you only find it by following your Internal Guidance Systems.

If you want to find ways to help you tune into your IGS you may want to read this

As a side note: if you are struggling emotionally, with no obvious trigger, if you feel like you’ve lost your faith in everything, or if you are completely frustrated with everything going on in the world, you may find it helpful to read up on Near Death Experiences (NDEs) or Past Life Regression. This kind of material gives you a much-needed reality check and puts life back into perspective. I recommend anything by Raymond Moody for NDE’s and Brian Weiss for Past Life Regression.

In these trying times it is too easy to get distracted by the craziness of the world and forget what this game of ‘Life’ is really all about.

Hope this helps on Your Empath journey.

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Sensitivities of an Empath

If you are an Empath or Sensitive you will be more than used to not handling anything of a low vibration, but lately you may have noticed those sensitivities amping up.

Many Empaths suffer allergies in some shape or form. However, you may be allergic or intolerant and not even be aware of it. If you are in contact with something on a daily basis that you are allergic to, you tend to have a continuous, albeit sometimes minor, reaction. For example: you may suffer with a constant stuffy nose, itchy eyes, muscle or joint discomfort, headaches or constipation, but because you’ve had the symptoms for as long as you can remember, you give little thought to them, but any one of them could be a sign of an allergy.

Normally, the way to determine an allergy is a process of elimination: To withdraw from your diet, for a time, the suspected allergy inducing item and then reintroduce it. If you are allergic you will normally have a big reaction to it. However, you may now be finding that your own body is giving you spontaneous allergic reactions, to things you have come into daily contact with, for most of your life.

The thing is, most of us already know what we should or shouldn’t consume. We all have the internal Knowing. We get that nagging feeling that something is not a fit for us. However, as humans we have also wanted to indulge in the forbidden fruit. But now, it would seem, we are getting put on track and our own bodies are guiding us, and in some cases rather abruptly, to make the change.

Here is a little list of some types of reactions you may have been experiencing:

  • If you use alcohol to help get you through social situations, you find yourself getting intoxicated ridiculously easily and feeling so ill after consumption that you believe you’re literally going to die. Hangovers last for days or even a week.
  • After eating meat, poultry or fish you feel more depressed than normal and your energy levels plummet.
  • You may find that the kick start coffee in the morning is giving you the jitters, making you feel anxious and/or nauseous.
  • When coming into contact with air fresheners, cleaning products, perfumes or garden chemicals, your nose starts streaming and you develop cold-like symptoms.
  • Consuming anything genetically modified triggers a whole host of uncomfortable symptoms.
  • White sugar (or anything refined) makes your body instantly lethargic and your mind race.
  • TV and internet (that you have previously been ok with) gives you brain fog and makes you feel restless or irritable.

When you take heed of your body’s warning signals, in the shape of instant negative reactions, and remove whatever it is lowering your vibration, you effectively release yourself from its control. Although touted as much desired pleasures, the contents of the list above are mostly energy draining and toxic to us. And if your body/mind/intuition is telling you its time to give them up, it is probably wise to listen. In return you will have more energy, feel happier, freer and will have to deal with less of the dark stuff within.

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Introverts, Empaths and Spirituality

Below is a brilliant post by Gregg Prescott of in5d.com.

Most, if not all, Empaths are introverts and should find this an interesting read:

by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
www.in5d.com

Why do introverts tend to be highly spiritual?

Society dictates that we follow specific images projected by the main stream media, so why do introverts tend to rebel from these stereotypes?

Introverts tend to look within for answers versus having the need for societal approval. Often, extroverts will view the introvert as being antisocial, stuck up or as loners, but even with these labels, the introvert will stand his or her ground with complete disregard for how others perceive him or her.

If you are an introvert, then you will find complete comfort in solitude. You often find yourself immersed in deep thought and contemplation. Your need for approval by others is significantly less than the extrovert as you realize that all answers come from within.

While you may partake on social occasions, you often enjoy simply watching the environment around you versus being the center of attention, which many introverts try to avoid. On a metaphysical level, the introvert realizes how we are all connected and does not need the external approval and attention that is often sought after by the extrovert.

Approximately 75% of the world are extroverts, which makes the introvert the minority, yet the introvert will not succumb to societal pressure in order to conform.

While some introverts may be shy, there is a big difference between shyness and being introverted. Shyness is a facet of social anxiety and the fear of rejection while being introverted is the ability to be at social function without the need for complete social interaction. For example, if the introvert was at a party, he or she can easily have conversations with many people, but often chooses not to.

The introvert can have extroverted tendencies while still remaining to be an introvert. Many introverts will pick and choose the time and place to be extroverted, such as waiting in line at the grocery store. In this situation, the conversation is limited and there is no long term commitment to continue the conversation, allowing the introvert to have social interaction without being forced into it. Within minutes, the introvert will once again find the tranquility of being the observer.

Within the solitude, the introvert finds much time to reflect on life. He or she will have a small group of close friends and will feel comfortable being themselves around these people.

The extrovert will feel uncomfortable when there is a small break in the conversation while the introvert understands that sometimes words do not need to be spoken to appreciate the company of the person they’re with. A hug and a smile speak louder than words for the introvert.

The introvert is amused by the extrovert and will observe their mannerisms. An introvert will tend to be on the outside of a group, looking within.

Introverts prefer to watch, listen and observe and don’t talk very much but when they’re with people they feel close to, they will openly talk to about things that they’re passionate about.

Many people within the spiritual and metaphysical genres are introverts and often look within for answers. They are more apt to understand the principle of oneness and how we are all connected on a deeper level than the extrovert, who looks for physical approval.

Introverts tend to use the right side of their brain and often are often musically or artistically inclined. They may also be poets or philosophers and can easily see outside the box.

The introvert will question the origins of what society has told us to be the truth and unlike a scientist, he or she does not need empirical data to maintain his or her own beliefs. The metaphysical fields often attract the introvert because of this.

Inner reflection is commonly used by the introvert as he or she will look within for answers versus what he or she may have been taught. The introvert will use discernment as he or she weighs what has been learned externally versus what he or she feels resonates as the truth within.

Introverts are often empaths as well. Their sensitivity to how other people feel tends to be heightened as opposed to the extrovert who is more consumed with how others are perceiving himself or herself.

Extroverts may also be highly spiritual and will display their spirituality more openly than the introvert. They are easily able to talk to anyone about spiritual and metaphysical topics while the introvert will pick and choose who he or she will talk to about these issues.

The bottom line: despite being only 25% of the population, the introvert will rarely change their attitude or personality to appease others, with the exception of their employment. Many introverts have learned how to be “temporary extroverts” but in the end, their comfort zone brings them back to be an introvert. While society will continue to make the introvert feel like an outcast, the introvert will not be persuaded by peer pressure or conformity in order to appease others because he or she already knows that the truth is within.

Find Out if You are an Introvert Empath

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Find Your Empath Dosha Type

I have always been fascinated and had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge on anything to do with healing, as is typical of an Empath. I have constantly searched out different healing modalities in the quest for salvation from my Empathic traits and have always been on the lookout for that miracle cure…

In the days before I learnt of my being an Empath, I would get frustrated by the fact that I didn’t get the desired, expected or promised results from the many holistic treatments, I tried and even learnt; that others had sworn by. It was only after I discovered of my being an Empath, that I realised most of my maladies were coming from external sources (other peoples’ emotions) and the therapies that were beneficial to some, in dealing with stresses and other emotional states, were of no use to me. But that did not stop me from searching for an antidote. Unfortunately, I can not lay claim to having found the solution to impede or quash the barrage of unwelcome, incoming energies, I have, however, found ways to tolerate and lessen the symptoms.

What I have learnt and continue to learn is that knowledge is the key to safeguarding our wellbeing. We are ultimately responsible for the health of our body, mind and spirit. I always had an inkling and then later a knowing, that this life is a DIY (do it yourself) job/journey and that, after childhood, relying too much on others, to take away our pain or make our life easier, is not the answer. We are answerable to ourselves and it is up to us to discover what will help and/or hinder our wellbeing, mentally and physically.

Empaths tend to be hardwired for learning and are constantly on the lookout for therapeutic techniques, not just for themselves but for others too. Just the act of reading this or any other similar blog, is in the quest of healing knowledge and a way of looking for the answers. I’m sure we would all love to find a quick fix or miracle pill to take our, and others, woes and pains away, but then if everything came easily, there would be no sense of accomplishment in life. And that is not to say I believe life should be a struggle and a constant uphill battle, we just need challenges and lessons to help us grow and we can do that through taking self-responsibility.

As we are all so very different, what works for one, does not always work for another and because of this it can prove difficult to find out what is best for our personal healing. Bearing this in mind, I would suggest that finding out one’s individual body type is a must in the interest of our health and sanity, and we can do this through the healing art of Ayurveda.

I have long been an advocate of the healing powers of yoga on the physical body and mind (hence becoming a yoga teacher) but I never seemed to get it quite right with diet and digestion and it is only recently that I have made the connection with diet and our body types.

A part of my yoga teacher-training was devoted to the study of Ayurveda, an ancient healing practice, thousands of years old and a sister science to yoga, in which we discovered our body constitutions or prakruti known as the doshas.

The meaning behind Ayurveda can roughly translate to the science of life and its aim is to bring balance and health to both body and mind. This is achieved through various Ayurvedic methods, but one essential element that firstly needs addressing is what we put into our mouths, whether that be hot/cold, wet/dry, sweet/sour, bitter or pungent. Before we can find what to eat for optimum health, we need to discover our dosha type.

There is much free information out there on the net in regards to Ayurveda and dosha types but to explain in brief: it is said that we are all born with one basic constitution (dosha) which are known as, Kapha, Pitta, and Vata. 80% of us are born with one primary dosha and the other 20% will have a dual-dosha or even tri-doshic type. Dependant on your type will depend on what foods to enjoy in abundance and those to avoid or eat in small amounts. For example, a Kapha type who tends to be on the heavier side, dislikes the cold, puts weight on easily, is sluggish, can have oily skin, suffer from excess mucus and in general be very laid back in life, a diet consisting of low-fat, low-sugar, low-wheat products and plenty of spicy food should be consumed. Then for a Vata type who, among other traits, tends to have dry skin, fluctuating energy levels, an ever whirring, restless mind, be of slim build, quick to anger and quick for anger to subside; a diet consisting of sweet, warm, moist and oily foods is followed (not processed food). It goes against the grain of what  the Western world has promoted, in that a healthy diet is beneficial to all. An incredibly healthy food, which is great for one dosha type, may not be so good for another.

The three dosha's and the 5 great elements the...

The three dosha’s and the 5 great elements they are composed from (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To determine the dosha type you were born with, visit: http://www.banyanbotanicals.com/constitutions/  or  http://doshaquiz.chopra.com/  and do the dosha test. When answering the questions it is best to cast your mind back to late childhood, early adulthood, because this is when you were most likely your true dosha type, before you got imbalanced from a stressful lifestyle, wrong diet and exercise et-cetera.

There is a wealth of information on both websites about your dosha type and what foods to eat, or to avoid, to balance it/them. You can also discover how much exercise is beneficial to your type and whether eating your food hot or cold is a consideration. It is always best, if you get chance, to visit an Ayurvedic practitioner, who will give you a reliable diagnosis of your dosha. If this subject is of interest, you will no doubt find yourself perusing the web for hours searching more information on Ayurveda and the doshas.

So how does this information help out an Empath? Finding your dosha certainly won’t take away the difficulties we have to endure, but if we balance our dosha types it is just another step towards overall balance. Empaths take on so much from others and can spend much of the time feeling exhausted just from dealing with external influences. Sometimes it can be hard to tell what belongs to us and that which belongs to another, but if we know that we have balanced our body, mind and spirit through eating, drinking and exercising according to our type, being in balance will help us discern the energies and then use the tools that we have found helpful in dealing with toxic energy overloads. We have to remember that as humans we will still suffer from our own range of emotions, anger, anxiety and fear (finding your dosha will also determine whether your type is more prone to certain emotions than another) caused by life situations.

These days we can not afford to get ourselves any more out of balance than we already are. If we are not physically in good shape, through healthy exercise, good nutrition and mind stilling exercises, then we will be vulnerable to a whole host of illnesses ready to knock us out of our groove (stressful emotions lead to illness, whether they are ours or not). I know on some days just putting one foot in front of another can be a real effort and even just thinking about exercising is hard work, so it is my advice that on these, low energy, days you should think of doing some passive stretching and restorative yoga. Basically, it is putting your body in certain poses and let gravity do all the stretching work, whilst allowing your breath to rejuvenate the body. When it comes to Empaths and exercise, a little is always better than none.

We are currently in the throes of a huge transitional shift and there are a lot of fearful and heightened emotions out there. If it’s not the energies of other peoples’ pain bodies we’re dealing with, we’re being floored by the many solar flares that are pounding the planet. Now, more than ever, we need to look after ourselves. If you haven’t already, check out  Grounding Techniques for Empaths and Sensitives, you may find some useful tips. I have also found supplements quite helpful too. As they say, ‘every little helps…’

If you are an Empath, I empathise with you for what you will probably be going through or have already been through. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we wouldn’t have agreed to take on all that we do if there wasn’t a very good reason for it. So, chin up, smile and keep plodding on…